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2019-03-08 12:05:01

New York researchers can pay for human eggs

INAbreakfromtheUSethicalconsensus

2019-03-08 12:02:01

Laser weapon dazzles but doesn't blind

THEPentagonisworkingonalaserdazzlerthatwillforcedriverstostopwithoutharmingtheireyes.Whenavehicleapproachesacheckpointatspeed

2019-03-08 12:02:01

US refuses prisoners right to DNA tests

USPRISONERSdonothaveaconstitutionalrighttoaDNAtestthatmightprovetheirinnocence

2019-03-08 11:14:01

Taxibot could save airlines billions

ROBOTICtractorscouldonedaybeusedtotowaircraftbetweentheairportgateandtheedgeoftherunway.Thiscouldsaveairlines$7billionayearinfuelcostsandcut18milliontonnesofcarbondioxidefromaviation’sannualemissions.

2019-03-08 11:04:01

Language may be key to theory of mind

ByAnilAnanthaswamyHOWblindanddeafpeopleapproachacognitivetestregardedasamilestoneinhumandevelopmenthasprovidedcluestohowmostofusdeducewhatothersarethinking.Understandingthementalstatesofothers

2019-03-08 11:01:01

Gangster leaning is in your genes

MENwithgenevariationslinkedtoaggressionaremorelikelytojoinagang.Aboutone-thirdofmenhavethelow-activityversionofthegeneMAOA.Thishaspreviouslybeenshowntoincreaseaggressioninmenwhowereabusedaschildren.Ke

2019-03-08 10:20:01

Wind power could supply world's electricity

WINDpatternsofthepastareprovidingoptimisticnewsaboutfutureenergysupplies.Itseemsglobalwindsareeasilyuptothejobofsupplyingtheworld’selectricityneeds.Previousprojectionsforwindpowersimplyrelyonestimates

2019-03-08 10:05:01

Cool short cut could speed LHC restart

THELargeHadronCollider(LHC)

2019-03-08 10:02:01

Mars may hide secret water table

THERedPlanetcouldhaveawatertablehiddenunderground

2019-03-08 10:01:01

Chicken feathers could make cheap hydrogen store

NEEDacheapwaytostorehydrogen?Putchickenfeathersinyourtank.Theunlikelymaterialmayonedaycompetewithmorehigh-techsolutionssuchascarbonnanotubesforstoringhydrogenforfuel-cell-poweredvehicles.Hydrogenisdi

2019-03-08 09:14:01

In search of NASA's next rocket

ByDavidShigaNASA’splantoreturntothemoonby2020islookingshaky–ratherlikeAresI

2019-03-08 09:14:01

Statistics hint at fraud in Iranian election

ByStephenBattersbyALLEGATIONSthatIran’spresidentialelectionon12JunewasriggedarebeingfollowedupbystatisticiansintheUSandelsewherewhoarestudyingpublishedvotingfiguresforsignsofirregularities.Theysaythey

2019-03-08 08:18:01

The genetic secrets of younger-looking skin

ByLindaGeddesGENETICanalysesofhumanskinarerevealingmoreaboutwhatmakesuslookold.Aswellasthrowingupwaystosmoothawaywrinkles

2019-03-08 07:08:01

Brain sees tools as limb extension

WHENyoubrushyourteeth

2019-03-08 06:17:01

Why great white sharks are like serial killers

GREATwhitesharkshavemoreincommonwithserialkillersthanjusttheirfearsomereputation.Unlikemostpredators

2019-03-08 05:20:01

Bombers vs verifiers: A nuclear race worth winning

ByDeboraMacKenzieINVIENNA

2019-03-08 05:09:01

Stone Age flute, Cocaine subs, and more

Pigeon-headedHomingpigeonsoftenflyoffinthewrongdirectionwhenfirstreleased

2019-03-08 04:13:01

Giant sperm go back at least 100 million years

THERE’Ssperm

2019-03-08 03:10:01

Debate heats up over long-term climate forecasts

WANTtoknowwhattheweatherwillbelikeinaparticularBritishtownin2080?That’swhattheUK’sMetOfficeofferedlastweek

2019-03-08 03:06:01

Pets play role in superbug spread

ANTIBIOTIC-resistantbacteriasuchasMRSAtendtobeassociatedwithhospitals

2019-03-08 03:04:01

Cryogenic chips could end IVF mix-ups

ByPaulMarksANELECTRONICIDtagthatworksevenwhencryogenicallyfrozencouldhelppreventsomeofthemix-upsinIVFclinicsthatcancauseheartbreakforwould-beparents.Lastweek

2019-03-08 01:13:01

Biofuels could clean up Chernobyl 'badlands'

ByFredPearceCONTAMINATEDlands

2019-03-08 01:13:01

Physios recommend a healthy dose of gaming

ByJimGilesBOBROHRMANhasneverhadmuchtimeforcomputergames.Hewasgivenaconsoleayearago

2019-03-08 01:06:01

Sun leaves Earth wide open to cosmic rays

THEsunprovidesidealconditionsforlifetothrive

2019-03-08 01:05:01

Triple-engined car could smash land-speed record

ByRobinHagueWHENthesupersoniccarBloodhoundSSCstreaksacrossthedesertsometimein2011initsbidtobreakthelandspeedrecord

2019-03-07 12:19:02

Fish brain gives birth to new cells in breeding season

ByMattKaplanFarfrombeing“fixed”

2019-03-07 12:15:02

Who ate all the planets? Blame the 'bloatars'

ByDavidShigaWHENstarsputonweight

2019-03-07 12:15:02

Egypt and Tunisia: rocked by the global food crisis

ByDeboraMackenzieTunisia’sgovernmenthasfallenandEgypt’sisfacinginsurrection–andthiscouldbejustthestart.Foodandeconomicanalystsarewarningthatthesegovernmentscouldbethefirstvictimsoftheglobalfoodcrisis

2019-03-07 11:06:02

Temple conflict could spell malarial doom

ByAndyCoghlanThe11th-centuryPreahViheartempleliesatthecentreofaninternationaldisputeforownershipbetweenCambodiaandThailand.Itisalsoclosetoaregionthatlastyearsawtheemergenceofaformofmalariaresistanttoa

2019-03-07 11:06:02

Polluted perfume could put pollinators off the scent

BySujataGuptaIt’snotonlyhumansthatlovethesweetscentofagardeninspringtime.Insectsareswayedbyperfumetoo

2019-03-07 10:12:01

Sex and aggression are bad bedfellows in the brain

SEXandviolenceareneighboursinthebrain

2019-03-07 09:03:02

Brain's 'constant gardener' discovered

ByAndyCoghlanJustasgardenerspruneunwantedgrowthsfromflowers

2019-03-07 08:10:01

U-bend breakthrough for superfast graphene transistors

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWithitspotentialforsuperfastprocessingspeeds

2019-03-07 08:02:01

Incriminating booze tests face fresh scrutiny

ByAndyCoghlanFailanalcoholtestandyoucouldloseyourjob.Butconfidenceisdrainingfromthebloodandurineteststhataresupposedtoshowconclusivelywhethersomeonehasbeendrinking–andtheUSgovernmenthasdecidedit’stime

2019-03-07 07:13:02

Clearing up space junk, one piece at a time

ByPaulMarksAsthecloudoforbitingjunkshroudingtheEarthgrowseverdenser

2019-03-07 06:09:02

Photo competition: Water

ByKatAustenWateriseverywhere

2019-03-07 06:05:02

Hackers could track the person behind your usernames

ByJamieCondliffeAnewwaveofonlinecrimeisontheway–andallthat’srequiredisyourusername.Hackersmaysoonbeabletoidentifywhichscreennamesbelongtoonepersonjustbyanalysingthecharactersthatmakeupthename.Thiswoul

2019-03-07 06:01:02

US to curb 'rocket-fuel chemical' in water

ByFerrisJabrTheUSwillcleanupitsactbysettingtougherlimitsonlevelsofperchlorateindrinkingwater.Inadecisionthatreversesa2008policyoftheBushadministration

2019-03-07 05:13:01

Army wants rapid-fire rubber bullets for crowd control

ByDavidHamblingTHEUSarmyisplanningtofield“rubberbullets”formachineguns.Militaryofficialsclaimtheammunitionwillallowthemtomoreeffectivelyquellviolentprotestswithoutlossoflife

2019-03-07 04:19:02

Smash rocks to test how planets form

CALLittheanti-LargeHadronCollider.Insteadofsmashingsmallparticlestogetherathighspeeds

2019-03-07 04:11:02

Egypt, Tunisia: hit by the global food crisis

TUNISIA’SgovernmenthasfallenandEgypt’sisfacinginsurrection–andthiscouldbejustthestart.Foodandeconomicanalystsarewarningthatthesegovernmentscouldbethefirstvictimsoftheglobalfoodcrisis

2019-03-07 04:08:01

HIV-like infection banished from mice

FORthefirsttime

2019-03-07 04:07:02

Without language, numbers make no sense

ByBobHolmesPeopleneedlanguagetofullyunderstandnumbers.Thisdiscovery–longsuspected

2019-03-07 03:04:01

US military promotes peace in space

SPACEFARERStakenote:anattackonthespacecraftofonenationisanattackonallspacecraft.That’sthemessagetheUSNationalSecuritySpaceStrategyisusingtopromotepeaceinspace.Publishedlastweek

2019-03-07 02:12:01

Vacuum has friction after all

ByDavidHarrisABALLspinninginavacuumshouldneverslowdown

2019-03-07 02:11:01

After the birds vanish, plants are next to go

FEARSthatbirdextinctioncouldhavedevastatingeffectsonplantpopulationsarebeingrealised.Twobirdspecies

2019-03-07 02:10:02

Make or break time for Mali's fertile wetland

ByFredPearceinMopti

2019-03-07 02:06:02

Is it time for smart helmets in the Super Bowl?

ByJacobAronFansloveAmericanfootballforitsbone-crunchinghits.Butaftera2010-2011seasonfilledwithviolentcollisionsthatsawseveralplayerssustainsevereconcussions–includingstarsfrombothteamsplayinginthiswee

2019-03-07 01:20:02

First lasers grown directly on silicon chips

ByJeffHechtTheelusivegoalofintegratinglasersandelectronicshascomeabigstepcloserwiththefirstgrowthofnanoscalelasersdirectlyonsilicon.Thetinylasersaremadefromcompoundsemiconductorsthatcanemitlightfarmor

2019-03-07 01:08:02

Smart tool could spot dodgy domains and block botnets

ByJacobAronWatchoutspammers